Quotes About History Repeating Itself

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Chuck Palahniuk
“There are only patterns, patterns on top of patterns, patterns that affect other patterns. Patterns hidden by patterns. Patterns within patterns.
If you watch close, history does nothing but repeat itself.
What we call chaos is just patterns we haven't recognized. What we call random is just patterns we can't decipher. what we can't understand we call nonsense. What we can't read we call gibberish.
There is no free will.
There are no variables.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor

Ray Bradbury
“We're going to meet a lot of lonely people in the next week and the next month and the next year. And when they ask us what we're doing, you can say, We're remembering. That's where we'll win out in the long run. And someday we'll remember so much that we'll build the biggest goddamn steamshovel in history and dig the biggest grave of all time and shove war in it and cover it up.”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Will Durant
“So the story of man runs in a dreary circle, because he is not yet master of the earth that holds him.”
Will Durant

“Disregard for the past will never do us any good. Without it we cannot know truly who we are.”
Syd Moore

Ray Bradbury
“How in hell did those bombers get up there every single second of our lives! Why doesn't someone want to talk about it! We've started and won two atomic wars since 2022! Is it because we're having so much fun at home we've forgotten the world? Is it because we're so rich and the rest of the world's so poor and we just don't care if they are? I've heard rumors; the world is starving, but we're well fed. Is it true, the world works hard and we play? Is that why we're hated so much? I've heard the rumors about hate too, once in a long while, over the years. Do you know why? I don't, that's sure! Maybe the books can get us half out of the cave. They just might stop us from making the same damn insane mistakes!”
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Henry Kissinger
“It is not often that nations learn from the past,even rarer that they draw the correct conclusions from it.”
Henry Kissinger

C.S. Lewis
“That is the key to history. Terrific energy is expended - civilizations are built up - excellent institutions devised; but each time something goes wrong. Some fatal flaw always brings the selfish and the cruel people to the top and it all slides back into misery and ruin.”
C.S. Lewis

Kelseyleigh Reber
“People are always quick to call evil what they do not know. The unknown sprouts fear. It spreads like an infection, burrowing into every facet of their lives. They need a scapegoat, someone to blame. Fingers are pointed, accusations are made, and a target lands on somebody’s back. They grow angry. They turn violent.
To history, human nature must be a stubborn and tiring student. No matter how many times history tries to show it the error of its ways, it never learns from its mistakes.”
Kelseyleigh Reber, If I Resist

“. . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995)”
Michel-Rolph Trouillot, Silencing the Past

S.C. Parris
“I have seen a stunning amount of death and destruction. Creation yes, but more death than birth. Mankind has learned nothing from their forefathers. Their ancestors. It is true what they say: history does repeat itself, Delacroix, and those after history are left to make it, but how can they,” he removed his hand from the globe, waving it thoughtfully through the air, “when it has already been made?”
S.C. Parris, The Dark World

S.M. Sigerson
“A nation which fails to adequately remember salient points of
its own history, is like a person with Alzheimer's. And that can be a
social disease of a most destructive nature.”
S.M. Sigerson, The Assassination of Michael Collins: What Happened At Béal na mBláth?

Brad Meltzer
“I spend every day showing people the power of history. But history only has the power you give it.”
Brad Meltzer, The President's Shadow

Theodore Roosevelt
“Is it only in the army in the Philippines that Americans sometimes commit deeds that cause all other Americans to regret?

[Theodore Roosevelt 1901 relating reports of water torture in the Philippines to lynching in the south]”
Theodore Roosevelt

Matthew Catania
“The problem with revolutions is that they always end right where they begin.”
Matthew Catania

Alex Morritt
“If the surprise outcome of the recent UK referendum - on whether to leave or remain in the European Union - teaches us anything, it is that supposedly worthy displays of democracy in action can actually do more harm than good. Witness a nation now more divided; an intergenerational schism in the making; both a governing and opposition party torn to shreds from the inside; infinitely more complex issues raised than satisfactory solutions provided. It begs the question 'Was it really all worth it' ?”
Alex Morritt, Impromptu Scribe
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Umberto Eco
“Everything is repeated, in a circle. History is a master because it teaches us that it doesn't exist. It's the permutations that matter.”
Umberto Eco, Foucault's Pendulum

Alex Morritt
“Mounting tensions in Eastern Europe send shivers down the spine. Barely a quarter of a century after the end of the Cold War we seem to be sliding inexorably towards another.”
Alex Morritt, Impromptu Scribe
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Burhanuddin Khan Jahangir
“আমি আরও দেখি একটা কবর। একজন মা কবরের মধ্যে ছেলেকে খুঁজছে। এই মা বাংলাদেশের কিংবা শ্রীলঙ্কা কিংবা গুয়াতেমালার।

কোনো কিছু টেকে না। শুধু টিকে থাকে ইতিহাসের ব্যঙ্গ। মা জননী উঠে দাঁড়ায়। একমুঠো মাটি কবরে ছড়ায়। এই মা বাংলাদেশের কিংবা শ্রিলঙ্কার কিংবা গুয়াতেমালার।

মাটি নিয়ে বাড়ি খোঁজে মা। তাঁর বাড়ি কোথাও নাই। ইতিহাসের কোথাও তাঁর বাড়ি নাই। শুধু আছে কবর। খুন করার জায়গা। এই জায়গাটার নাম বাংলাদেশ কিংবা শ্রীলঙ্কা কিংবা গুয়াতেমালা।”
Burhanuddin Khan Jahangir, প্রাচীনকালের যে-সব ভয়

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“The only lesson you can learn from history is that it repeats itself”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Power writes history, not scribes”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

“The concerns and methods vary, but there is to it all, at bottom, a message that is unmistakably Luddistic: beware the technological juggernaut, reckon the terrible costs, understand the worlds being lost in the world being gained, reflect on the price of the machine and its systems on your life, pay attention to the natural world and its increasing destruction, resist the seductive catastrophe of industrialism.”
Kirkpatrick Sale

Alexander McCall Smith
“Human history seems to me to be one long story of people sweeping down—or up, I suppose—replacing other people in the process.”
Alexander McCall Smith, The Novel Habits of Happiness

Anthony Liccione
“Nowadays, a simple faulty brake light traffic stop, can get a black person killed. It's better to fix the broken light bulb, then having to face and cooperate with a senseless police officer.”
Anthony Liccione

“I spend every day showing people the power of history. But history only has the power you give it.”
barry meltzer

Matthew Catania
“The problem with revolutions is that they always end right where they began.”
Matthew Catania

Criss Jami
“I am not convinced within myself that to its core and as a whole, humanity has, as some like to assume, progressed a great deal over the millennia. Human technology? Of course. Human beings? Hardly.”
Criss Jami

Criss Jami
“Time and time over it is the ones who try a little too hard to be innovative rebels - and for the sheer glory of being considered innovative rebels - who then turn out not quite as innovative or as rebellious as they would like to think they are.”
Criss Jami

Jonathan R. Miller
“You are not responsible for the past, but insofar as you do nothing, you are complicit in the present created by it.”
Jonathan R. Miller

Victor Hugo
“Les contre-façons du passé prennent de faux noms et s'appellent volontiers l'avenir. Ce revenant, le passé, est sujet à falsifier son passe-port. Mettons-nous au fait du piège. Défions-nous. Le passé a un visage, la superstition, et un masque, l'hypocrisie. Dénonçons le visage et arrachons le masque.”
Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

Jordan Maxwell
“Ignorance and its denial will, sad to say, lead us down the same road as it did in all past history.”
Jordan Maxwell, Symbols, Sex, and the Stars in Popular Beliefs

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